Northrop Grumman Principal Engineering Technician in Cincinnati, Ohio
Principal Engineering Technician
Join the Northrop Grumman Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron, we design systems that science fiction writers can only dream up; they're just that cool!
Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place! As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio , Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business parent. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.
We are seeking a cleared or clearable Principal Engineering Technician for a critical role in our Systems Testing Group as key contributors to the successful completion of RF Communications projects.
A Principle Engineering Technician is primarily responsible for:
Test, analyze and construct, highly complex components, assemblies, devices, circuits and systems.
Develop, fabricate and construct experimental and prototype devices, working from very general and incomplete information.
Must be able to read and understand schematics, drawings, PL's or BOM's etc. to insure that correct configuration of the product is maintained.
Must be a self-starter and be able to perform with very limited direction or oversight.
Collect, measure, record, analyze, and evaluate data, experimental models, resultant data, etc, in terms of their reliability, validity and desired function.
Perform initial procedural tests on new and/or changed equipment; make modifications/calibrations as required. Record, analyze and support reporting efforts and specifications in required format and recommend changes to achieve desired results.
Assist engineers in creating designs, design changes and/or developing circuits, processes and operations to assure they function per design specifications working from general block diagrams, rough outlines of basic circuits and/or oral instructions.
Familiarity with a wide range of test equipment including RF Power Meters, Frequency Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, DMM's and Oscilloscope's. Test and troubleshoot systems, devices, processes and/or test set-ups to locate and repair defective area(s). This includes analog & digital circuits. - RF circuits experience is a huge plus.
As required, contact outside suppliers, manufacturers' representatives, etc. about new equipment, equipment to be repaired/modified/updated, data sheets, manufacturers' manuals, etc. to discuss and/or research applications, hazardous properties, limitations and/or other pertinent, relevant topics.
Recommend the disposition and/or purchase of materials and equipment for evaluation and plant use. Prepare process and test specifications, revision notices and laboratory reports as required.
Write users manuals and operate computer systems. Work with Test Engineering to ensure that the test methodology tests to the required specifications and to improve existing test hardware or test setups.
Duties are primarily performed at the Cincinnati location; however occasional travel is required to assist the customer as directed by management.
AS degree in Electronics or Electrical Technology and 2 years of relevant experience; OR a Military Veteran with 4 years of advanced electronics training and relevant experience; OR High School diploma and 4 years of testing and troubleshooting experience of circuit card assemblies and/or electronic assemblies to the component level.
Ability to read an electrical schematic
US Citizen and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
5+ years of test and troubleshoot experience of circuit card and electronic assemblies to the component level.
Experience in the test and troubleshoot of RF circuits and assemblies.
Familiar in the use of SAP.
Active Top Secret security clearance.
Experience using MS Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
This position offer the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.